Monday, March 29, 2010

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Since I'm now in the movie review business, here's another recommendation.

Had the great pleasure of watching "Fantastic Mr. Fox" this past weekend. I had never read the book. I had no idea what it was about. I usually approach what I view as children's movies with some trepidation, often expecting them to be overly saccharine or silly or something.

This is a wonderful movie. It's clever, smart, witty with incredible voice overs by the actors, all of whom fit their personae.  Most of all, it's wickedly funny.

George Clooney voices the wry & sly retired-from-chicken-thievery Mr. Fox, now a respectable family man and journalist.  Bored with his predictable life, he goes back to the old business, putting them all in jeopardy.

The soundtrack is lots of fun with a cool mix of oldies and original music by Jarvis Cocker.


8 comments:

Deborah said...

Cool! Hadn't even heard of it, but this'll be the kind of thing my 24-yr-old daughter and I watch together for fun. I'm not a big fan of animated films, or wasn't until Shrek. Now I'm a little more open to that genre.

DJan said...

Thanks for the recommendation. It sounds like just the kind of movie I will enjoy. Off to Netflix to get it on there!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the recommendation.

BTW - I am IN LOVE with the picture on your sidebar! Easter Lily II is absolutely incredible.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

wanted to see it on the big screen but never got around to it....but thanks for the nudge, will put it in the queue ---- i love dahl

Baino said...

it's on here at the moment too but I'll wait for DVD. Now how on earth do I get a paid gig as a movie reviewer?

AJ "Rohzi" Ellington said...

Thanks for the suggestion! Perhaps I'll add this to my Netflix!

I looooove George Clooney. ♥♥♥

The Silver Fox said...

I am currently suing the makers of this film, of course, for shamelessly ripping off my life story. ;-)

ArtSparker said...

I like Wes Anderson most as a director of stop motion animation, it seems more of a fit with his comic vision.